Schedule

Thursday, August 21nd, 2014

* = Required Welcome Weekend event

8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Residence Hall Move in                                                                

Follow your assigned move-in times from Residence Services mailing.

Various Locations

10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Welcome Weekend Check-In*

Pick up your Welcome Weekend schedule and listen to Student Success Leaders discuss all the events for WW 2013.

Kent Student Center Ballroom

All Weekend in Various Locations

Technology For you!

 

Visit the Information Services tents to learn about:

  • Google Apps
  • KSU Mobile
  • Tech at Night/Tech Spot
  • Technology Training
  • Network/Wireless Access
  • Mobile Device Support and Repair

Refer to the Information services section in the back of the welcome weekend guidebook

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Parents & Families Evening Reception with the Alumni Association

Relax and network with other KSU parents at this informal reception. Brief program at 6:30. Complimentary refreshments, soft drinks and cash bar. (Beer and wine only)

Kent Market II

9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Residence Hall Meetings

Residence Hall staff members will cover important hall and safety information and introduce you to resources available to assist you in enjoying a safe and fun living environment.

Various Locations

10:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Kent State Shuffle

So you think you can dance? Show us your stuff, or just stop by to meet other KSU students. This dance competition will be off the chain. Refreshments provided.

Kent State Student Center Plaza

10:00 pm - 12:00 am

Karaoke

Show off your vocal skills or just cheer on your friends while music from Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and Maroon 5 play! Sponsored by Kent Student Center Programming.

Rathskeller

 

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

* = Required Welcome Weekend event

8:00 am - 9:30 am

Breakfast on your own

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Enjoy it at one of the dining halls on campus.

Various Locations

7:00 am - 9:00 am

Welcome Weekend Check-In

Pick up your Welcome Weekend schedule. (Commuter Students required)

KSC Outside Ballroom

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Welcome Weekend Information Table

If you missed check-in or have questions, stop by for help.

1st Floor Student Center

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Commuter & Transfer Student Informational*

Session on resources that are available for Commuter Students as well as ways to get involved with COSO (Commuter and Off Campus Student Organization) and other commuter students.

Ballroom

8:15 am - 9:15 am

Army ROTC Orientation and Parent Reception

New Army ROTC cadets and their families are invited to attend a brief presentation and continental breakfast. All students interested in ROTC are welcome to attend.

Terrace Hall

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Dean’s Welcome

Come and meet the Dean of your College, as well as your Student Government Senator: College of Public Health - 143 Lowry Hall College of the Arts - Stump Theatre College of Architecture and Environmental Design - Schwartz Aud. College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology - 114 Van Deusen College of Communication and Information - KIVA College of Nursing - 201 Henderson Hall College of Education, Health & Human Services - Cartwright Hall Aud. College of Business - 100 & 200 Business Adm. College of Arts and Sciences - Ballroom Undergraduate Studies - 133 & 137 Bowman School of Digital Sciences - MSB 228

Various Locations

10:30 am - 11:30 am

 Convocation*

Come experience the grandeur of university ceremonies and meet President Lester A. Lefton. With this ―rite of passage you are now officially part of the Kent State family.

MACC

11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Lunch with FYE classmates*

Grab some grub and chat with your classmates and families. Note: a $5.50 fee will be charged to each student's dining plan

Kent Student Center

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

FYE Course First Meeting*

Meet your instructor and classmates; go over syllabus and all class expectations.

Various Locations

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Common Reading*

Share with your class your insight and opinions about Who Owns the Ice House? Oh, and bring your homework.

Various Locations

3:00 pm. - 4:30 pm

Cupcakes with the College of Arts & Sciences

The College of Arts & Sciences would like to invite our new students to visit the annual Cupcakes with the College Reception for an informal gathering with the Arts & Sciences Deans and Academic advisors. Please join us for cupcakes, refreshments and conversation as we welcome you to Kent State University.

Bowman Hall - Northwest Atrium Entrance

3:00 pm -5:00 pm

Women's Center Open House

The Women‘s Center will be hosting an open house with free food and giveaways! Please join us to celebrate the new year as we welcome all (men and women) new students to Kent State University and learn about the services and programs at the Women‘s Center. The Women's Center isa safe space that provides support services, programming and out reach to women at the University.

Women's Center

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Get Involved: Next Stop on Your Way to Success

The signs are all here: Why should I get involved?Can I be an outstanding leader at my university?Should I join a fraternity/sorority? Kent State has many paths to campus involvement. Meet current student leaders, hear their paths followed and lessons learned, break down the stereotypes of fraternities/sororities,and start mapping a plan to get involved. + FLASHperk event 500 points

KIVA

3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Adult and Veteran Student Informational

Attention all adult students, veterans, and everyone receiving VA benefits. The Center for Adult and Veteran students has some great information on the services that we offer to help you be a successful student. At this session we will cover not only the services our center offers, but also VA benefit information and procedures.

303 Kent Student Center

3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

Cookies with US

Open to all of our Exploratory students, Undergraduate Studies would like to welcome our first-year students to the division and to Kent State with an informal meet and greet. Come meet Deans, Advisors, Faculty and Staff as we welcome you to campus!

Lake Hall

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Psychology Open House

The Department of Psychology would like to welcome all new psychology majors to Kent State. Join Psychology faculty and students for a reception in your honor. Pizza and refreshments provided.

Kent Hall - 1st Floor

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Digital Sciences Reception

The School of Digital Sciences welcomes our new students! Please join us for some pizza and meet your classmates some of our faculty.

Math & Computer Sciences Building - 1st Floor Lounge

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Provost’s Leadership Academy

Enjoy ice cream while socializing with Provost Diacon,other key Kent State staff members, your PLA mentors as well as other PLA members during our kick-off event for the year. This event is for 2013-2014 Provost's Leadership Academy members.

Kent Student Center Ballroom Balcony

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Learning Community Meet and Greet

(Meet and Greets are for the LLC students living in the residence hall only) College of Communication and Information Commons - 340 Franklin EXCEL: Exploratory Majors - 306 KSC Education, Health and Human Services - CCB Classrooms College of Arts and Sciences - Oscar Ritchie Hall Fine Arts Community - Verder Art Studio Army ROTC - Ashley White Classroom, Terrace Hall Aeronautics - Van Deusen Hall 204 International Village Experience - Tri-Towers Main Lounge College of Business Communities - Prentice Hall Multi-Purpose Rooms College of Public Health - Koonce Hall 1st Floor Lounge Honors College - Stopher/Johnson Basketball Court (5:00pm - 7:00pm)

Various Locations

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Annual New Student Reception and Cookout

Join The Department of Pan-African Studies as we welcome all incoming minority students for a reception and cookout.

Oscar Ritchie Hall on the commons

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Honors College Community Picnic

Food, fun and photo! Honors students will have the chance to meet new friends at a casual picnic held outside the Honors Complex. Food, a DJ, and outdoor games provided. Wear your Honors t-shirt for a group photo to be taken on the basketball court at 6:00 p.m.

Stopher-Johnson Halls

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Live Long and Prosper Laser Tag

Kick off your first weekend at Kent State with some healthy competition. Join us for a few rounds of laser tag in the Multipurpose Gym before the Drive-In Movie.

Student Recreational and Wellness Center

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Freeze Time at the Ice Arena

Enjoy open skate, broom ball and a dance competition to win a prize at the end of the event. We will also raffle off prizes as well. This is a FREE event. Students are encouraged to bring their Kent State student IDs.

Ice Arena

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Swag Your Suite Bingo

Not you grandma‘s bingo—win cool prizes like the new Apple iPad, tickets for you and a friend to the Cleveland Browns, A Coach® bag, and more! Limited to the first 400 participants. Sponsored by Kent Student Center Programming

Kent Student Center Hub

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Dive-In Movie

Jump in the leisure pool for a showing of Star Trek: Into Darkness on the big screen. Inner tubes, snacks and glow sticks will be provided! Seating is also available outside and around the pool.

Student Recreational and Wellness Center

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Cyber Arcade

If you love all types of games, this is the spot for you. Join us for all of the classics, plus Wii games and more! Meet some new friends too! Sponsored by Kent Student Center Programming

Cyber Cafe

9:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Pre-Show Party on the Plaza

Fill up for Star Trek: Into Darkness with drinks, appetizers and games. Sponsored by Kent Student Center Programming

Kent Student Center Plaza

11:00 pm - 1:00 am

Real Late Reels movie

See one if this year's hottest movies, Star Trek: Into Darkness! Sponsored by Kent Student Center Programming

Kent Student Center Plaza

10:00 pm - 2:00 am

Late Night @ the Library

Don‘t go home just yet! Stop by the University Library and enjoy free pizza, drinks, and popcorn. Challenge your friends with some classic board games or participate in a Wii Bowling challenge, Rock Band, or Just Dance. Meet your friendly neighborhood librarians and the real Black Squirrel.

University Library

 

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

* = Required Welcome Weekend event

8:00 am - 9:30 am

Breakfast on your own

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Enjoy it at one of the dining halls on campus.

Various Locations

8:30 am - 9:30 am

Adult and Veteran Student Informational

Attention all adult students, veterans, and everyone receiving VA benefits. The Center for Adult and Veteran students has some great information on the services that we offer to help you be a successful student. At this session we will cover not only the services our center offers, but also VA benefit information and procedures.

303 Kent Student Center

8:30 am - 1:00 pm

Community Service

(limited to 200 students, previous registration required) Kent State students have the power to change the world. We will get you started in your own backyard! Help us demonstrate the KSU commitment to service. Advanced registration required

KIVA

10:00 am - 10:50 am

This is Kent State!*

(Required unless participating in community service) Get excited about Kent State Athletics with the help of the band and sport teams. This session will provide you with everything you need to know about the upcoming Athletic schedules. Go Golden Flashes!

MACC

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Student Accessibility Services (SAS)

Student Accessibility Services will be open on a "drop-in" basis to answer brief questions. Students are welcome to schedule an appointment with an accessibility specialist during SAS' regular business hours.

DeWeese Health Center

11:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Discover Downtown

The Kent Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to come downtown and see up close and personal everything that's right here in your own backyard – great, unique places to eat, shop and spend your leisure time. Businesses of all types and sizes with giveaways and offers will be set up on Main Street to help welcome you to your new home-away-from-home. + FLASHperk event 500 points

MACC Steps

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Welcome Back Carnival sponsored by Panhellenic Council

Come meet the women of Kent State's sorority community at Manchester Field and enjoy an afternoon of fun free activities hosted by our Panhellenic Council. We will be offering many different crafts, games, and there will also be raffle prizes! While you're there, you'll have the opportunity to ask questions about sorority life, the values of each organization, and the benefits that membership has to offer.

Manchester Feild

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

IFC Takes Over Tri-Towers

Come meet the men of Kent State's fraternity community in a laid back, fun environment on the courts and fields outside of Tri-Towers. While you're there, you'll have the opportunity to ask questions about Fraternity life, the values of each organization, and the benefits that membership has to offer.

Tri-Tower Courts

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Bask and Relax

It's the calm before the storm. Pamper yourself island-style with massages, henna body art, sand crafts, and tropical refreshments. Even learn some Jamaican dance moves from one of the areas hottest dance teams. Sponsored by Kent Student Center Programming

Eastway Lower Lounge

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

LGBTQ Welcome Reception

Drop by the Nest for a social gathering of the KSU LGBTQ Community, where you will meet representatives from Pride! Kent, the LGBTQ Center, LGBTQ Faculty and Staff, and find out about upcoming events! The LGBTQ Center will be providing their signature cupcakes and lemonade as well as door prizes and giveaways. So grab a glass of lemonade, make some new friends, and welcome to your new home!

The Nest - 2nd Floor, KSC

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Dinner on your own

Enjoy it at one of the dinning halls on campus.

Various Locations

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Star Trek Happy Hour

Live long and prosper during our Star Trek Happy Hour. Enjoy appetizers drinks and games before seeing Star Trek: Into Darkness. Sponsored by Kent Student Center Programming

The Nest

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Early Bird Reels movie

Welcome aboard the bridge of the Starship Enterprise at our early showing of Star Trek: Into Darkness. Sponsored by Kent Student Center Programming. + Flash Perks Event 100 points

KSC KIVA

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

FYE: Rockin' in the Plaza

Join Kent Interhall Council in front of Eastway Center for a ROCKIN' evening! Enjoy live music from local bands, delicious refreshments, and meet some new friends along the way! Learn how to get involved in KIC as you dance the night away!

Eastway Center

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Cyber Arcade

If you love all types of games, this is the spot for you. Join us for all of the classics, plus Wii and Xbox games and more! Meet some new friends too! Sponsored by Kent Student Center Programming

Cyber Cafe

10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Comedian

Need a good laugh? Come see Suzzanne Monk as she brings her hilarious Stand-up comedy to Kent State.

Ballroom

11:00 pm - 1:00 am

Real Late Reels movie

Last chance to catch Star Trek: Into Darkness! Sponsored by Kent Student Center Programming. + FLASHperk event 100 points

KSC KIVA

 

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

* = Required Welcome Weekend event

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meals for the day

Enjoy at one of the dinning halls on campus.

Various Locations

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Find your class

Guess what? Classes start tomorrow. Take this time to stop by and meet our Student Success Leaders who can assist you with any final questions or classroom locations.

1st Floor KSC

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Peter Bielagus

Are you managing your finances? Or are they managing you? Come hear America's Financial Educator talk about money and finances in a way that is both enlightening and entertaining. + Flash Perks Event 300 Points

KIVA

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Oscar Ritchie Scholarship Recipient Brunch

Come meet and greet other Oscar Ritchie Scholars and learn more about the Oscar Ritchie Scholars Guild! While enjoying a free brunch for all recipients you will learn more about outstanding resources made especially for you as a "scholar." (This event is RSVP, for Oscar Ritchie Scholarship Recipients Only)

Ballroom

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Freshman Advisory Council Meeting

Get to know the other members of FAC, and join us for your first official meeting.

KIVA

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Choral Music Department Welcome Reception

For new and returning students interested in singing in a Choir at Kent State. Come to learn about our ensembles, meet the directors, and hear about audition and voice placement procedures. Music majors and non-music majors alike welcome! Refreshments will be served

306 Kent Student Center

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Peter Bielagus

Are you managing your finances? Or are they managing you? Come hear America's Financial Educator talk about money and finances in a way that is both enlightening and entertaining. + FLASHperk event 300 Points

KIVA

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Dinner on your own

Enjoy at one of the dining halls on campus.

Various Locations

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

BLAST OFF!

One of the best traditions at Kent State! Kent State student organizations and community groups will be here to welcome you to campus. Don't miss the hot air balloon rides, live music, and other great activities!  +FLASHperk event 500 Points

Student Green

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Laser Light Show

Jump-start the new year school year with our back-to-school laser light show. Sponsored by Undergraduate Student Government

Student Green